Principal Systems Administrator

Arlington, VA
Apr 29, 2021
May 05, 2021
Full Time
Peraton drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world's leading mission capability integrator, we are a trusted provider of highly differentiated national security solutions and technologies that keep people safe and secure. Peraton serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies, including the Intelligence Community, Department of Defense, Department of Health and Human Services, and NASA. Every day, our 10,000 employees do the can't be done, solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers. Peraton's Civil & Health sector is seeking Princpal Systems Administrators to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Arlington, VA. The Principal Systems Administrators maintain smooth operation of multi-user computer systems, including coordination with network administrators. Interacts with users and evaluates vendor products. Make recommendations to purchase hardware and software, coordinate installation and provides backup recovery. Develop and monitor policies and standards for allocation related to the use of computing resources. Ancillary duties may include setting up administrator and service accounts, maintaining system documentation, tuning system performance, installing system wide software and allocating mass storage space. This requisition is for multiple positions across the program with the following responsibilities and qualifications Roles and Responsibilities: Install and test patches including Windows and Linux OS patches, security patches, software support tools upgrades and other critical patches identified by the JMD and USMS IT security division. Roll back the system if necessary. Monitors and maintains systems, troubleshooting/tuning as needed to correct any issues. Maintain the production patch repository. Monitor applications for performance, availability and resource consumption. Identify needs for expansion and increased capacity. Check backups (Full, Differential, Transaction logs). Support contingency and failover events. Ensure the system is integrated in USMS COOP plans. Basic Qualifications: Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field and 6 years of relevant experience -or- Masters degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field and 4 years of relevant experience US Citizenship in order to obtain and maintain a position of public trust Preferred Qualifications: Knowledgeable with SAFe Agile practices and tools Experience deploying and maintaining national security software systems in a 24/7 environment Experience as a software engineer or similar technical role Active adjudicated USMS background investigation or government security clearance Experience integrating tools to establish and maintain a CI/CD pipeline Experience with various code repository tools Experience with Pega systems to support patches and upgrades, including upgrades to support micro services. #USMSMMP We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law.